Apple Creek Ranch

7250 Domingos Road
Santa Rita Hills, CA 93436
(805) 570-0246
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Average Base Cost: $30,000

Average base cost for an Apple Creek Ranch wedding is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list for a Saturday night ceremony/reception using the ranch’s Wedding Weekend package and standard catering costs ($100/pp). Average base cost using the Wedding Weekend package option includes 2-night accommodations for up to 12 guests, all overhead market lighting, six heaters, wine barrel cocktail tables, outdoor lounge furniture, bars (2) and vintage decorative furniture. Also included is site of choice for rehearsal dinner or brunch for up to 35 guests. Average price includes gratuity and state sales tax. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand.

 

 

How it Breaks Down:

There are three Apple Creek Ranch wedding packages available:

  • Site Only – $7,500 – Use of exterior of property and interior of barn from 11:00am until 11:00pm final guest departure, including separate dressing area for bride. Includes all overhead market lighting, wine barrel cocktail tables, outdoor lounge furniture, bars (2) and vintage decorative furniture.
  • Wedding Night – $10,500 – Use of exterior of property and interior of barn from 11:00am until 11:00pm final guest departure, and use of Estate House and Guest cottage for up to 12 guests on night of wedding. Includes all overhead market lighting, wine barrel cocktail tables, outdoor lounge furniture, bars (2) and vintage decorative furniture.
  • Wedding Weekend – $13,500 – Use of exterior of property and interior of barn from 11:00am until 11:00pm final guest departure, and use of Estate House and Guest cottage for up to 12 guests on night before wedding as well as night of wedding. Includes all overhead market lighting, six heaters, wine barrel cocktail tables, outdoor lounge furniture, bars (2) and vintage decorative furniture. Also included is site for choice of rehearsal dinner or brunch for up to 35 guests.

Packages include full access to all main areas–the barn, large ceremony deck, reception grounds, cocktail courtyards, estate house, guest cottage, carriage house, ample parking and 40 acres to explore for photos.

Photo by Infatuated Eye Photography

Photo by Infatuated Eye Photography

More Stats:

Space Type: Inside/Outside

Bridal Suite: Yes

Size: Up to 150 guests (though grounds can accommodate 200)

Food Service Type: Depends on caterer.

Parking: Yes.

How Will Grandma Get There? Ideally Grandma can stay with you on the Ranch as part of the Wedding Package. Otherwise, guests can stay in Solvang, which is a 15-minute drive away or farther out in Santa Barbara (a 45-minute drive). If a lot of guests are staying off the property, a shuttle to transport them would likely be your best bet.

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Photo via Apple Creek Ranch

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Photo via Apple Creek Ranch

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Photo via Apple Creek Ranch

Party On!: Guests must depart at 11:00 p.m.

The Report:

Apple Creek Ranch is a hacienda-style estate located on 45-acres in the Santa Rita Hills, a 15-minute drive from Solvang and 45 minutes from Santa Barbara. The Ranch property includes a barn, large deck, courtyards, estate house, guest cottage, and carriage house. The Estate features a master bedroom suite, two additional bedrooms, a family room, a media room and large chef’s kitchen. The Estate House and Guest Cottage can sleep up to 12.

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Woman Getting Married Says:

I think the Apple Creek Ranch is a really great option for couples looking for a flexible, cost-effective wedding estate in Southern California with guest accommodations. It’s just the right mix of rustic and contemporary, and the grounds make you feel like you’re on your own private wedding island (well, if that island was a ranch). In other words, it’s private and intimate, but it also has the space to accommodate a good-sized wedding. The only drawbacks for me are the 11 p.m. cut-off time and the fact that most guests would need to stay in Solvang, which is cute but a bit kitschy for those guests who might be a little on the picky side when it comes to lodging options. Those are minor quibbles, however, and overall I think this should definitely be in the running if you are looking for a wedding venue in Santa Barbara’s wine country.

 

Click here for more pictures of an Apple Creek Ranch wedding.

 

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Our Rating

8 Amenities/What’s Included

9 Convenient for Grandma

8 Layout

8 Location

8 Overall Charm

9 Venue Value

WGM Rating

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